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Homecoming 2018 marches on with talent show, food drive, Yell Like Hell

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Homecoming Week 2018 continues with activities that give students an outlet to display their talents, and their generosity.

The “Cajuns Got Talent” competition for UL Lafayette students will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the Cajundome Convention Center.

Students will sing karaoke, dance or demonstrate other talents during the popular contest, said Ruben Henderson, assistant director of University Program Council. The public is invited to attend the free event.

“The competition has been focused on karaoke in the past, but this format gives students a chance to showcase any talent,” Henderson said.

On Wednesday, Oct. 10, the Wear Red, Get Fed and the Cajuns Can Care Food Drive events will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Boucher Street.

Attendees who wear Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns apparel will be able to snack on pulled pork sandwiches, macaroni and cheese, salad, brownies and soft drinks while the lunch lasts. For the food drive, students who bring canned and nonperishable goods will help stock shelves at local food pantries.

“Students display their school spirit, and their willingness to help others,” Henderson said.

On Thursday, Oct. 11, the Yell Like Hell Pep Rally will be held at 7 p.m. on the Student Union porch and in the courtyard near Cypress Lake. The traditional Yell Like Hell pep rally was started in 1969 by Delta Delta Delta sorority.

Attendees will enjoy music played by the Pride of Acadiana Marching Band, and a DJ. Members of the football team, the Homecoming Court, cheerleaders, and the Ragin’ Jazz dance team will attend.

Visit louisiana.edu/homecoming to learn more about Homecoming 2018 events.


Photo caption: Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns cheerleaders fire up the crowd during last year’s Yell Like Hell. The traditional Homecoming Week pep rally will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday outside the Student Union. (Photo credit: Klint Landry / UL Lafayette Social Media Team)

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